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Archive for January, 2010

Southport man sentenced for tax fraud

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

By Jim WareJim .Ware@StarNewsOnline.com

A Southport man described as the leader of a large tax fraud scheme was sentenced Wednesday to nearly nine years in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution in excess of $1.6 million to the IRS.

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Former teacher pleads guilty to sex crimes against student

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

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A former Williston Middle School teacher could spend years behind bars for sex crimes against a former student.

Wednesday afternoon Jessica Wishnask pleaded guilty to three counts of indecent liberty with a minor. Each count carries a penalty of 14 to 17 months in prison. Wishnask must also register as a sex offender for 30 years.

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A former Williston Middle School teacher could spend years behind bars for sex crimes against a former student.

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Brunswick sheriff’s office raids Calabash meth lab

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Calabash | A methamphetamine manufacturing lab was raided Wednesday afternoon at 963 Wilson Ave. by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit, according to office spokesman Lt. Marty Folding.– Jim WareCheck back later for more on this developing story.

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Wife charged in connection to baseball bat beating death

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

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New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David announced today that Mary Bruno, the wife of the man beaten to death with a baseball bat last week, will face a charge of accessory after the fact to first-degree murder. The Brunos’ tenant Dennis Roy admitted killing 68-year-old Carmine Bruno. Roy was charged with first-degree murder last week.

Initial accounts claimed Mary Bruno was drugged after the assault and incoherent for days. The DA says the investigation has led them to believe otherwise.

“We do not believe that Mary Bruno is an innocent victim and widow in her husband’s demise,” David said. “We think there was a much more active role in the days after this case than we were initially led to believe, and this charge reflects that fact.”

Mary Bruno made a first court appearance this afternoon. She is in the New Hanover County Jail under a million-dollar bond.

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Initial accounts claimed Mary Bruno was drugged after the assault and incoherent for days. The DA says the investigation has led them to believe otherwise.

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Update – Market Street reopens after gas leak

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

New Hanover County | Market Street has reopened in both directions after a gas leak closed the road for about two hours between Torchwood and Porters Neck roads earlier this afternoon.

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